Fondazione Palazzo Te
- Tiziano / Gerhard Richter. Il Cielo sulla Terra

2018
Tiziano/Gerhard Richter. Il Cielo sulla Terra / Tiziano / Gerhard Richter. Heaven on Heart

Piero Lissoni, together with Lissoni Associati and Graphx, curated the fit-out and the graphic design to accompany the symbolic dialogue between the two artists, seen as an allegory of their historical and cultural times.
The contemporary key that Lissoni Associati adopted in the exhibition fit-out for “Tiziano/Gerhard Richter. Il Cielo sulla Terra” (Tiziano / Gerhard Richter. Heaven on heart) seeks to convey a message that is able to move us, irrespective of whether it was written 500 years ago or yesterday. The aesthetic value of the works thus comes to the fore, without any need to offer an interpretation, limiting itself to constructing the narrative of the dialogue between the works themselves within a framework that is heedful of the proportions and respectful of the context.

“In certain respects, I think that Richter could be a 20th century Tiziano: the most outstanding artistic quality of both is the power of the colour and of the brush strokes. In staging this distant dialogue in an equally powerful space like Palazzo Te, I was left with only one solution: simplicity and silence." Piero Lissoni

Lissoni Associati has been an active supporter and partner of the Fondazione Palazzo Te in Mantua since 2018 and was responsible for curating the fit-out for this exhibition.

Photographer - Gian Maria Pontiroli

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